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This site is owned and operated by DigsMagazine.com and Mighty Bold Mark! Design. We at DigsMagazine.com are committed to protecting our usersí privacy. As such, we believe in informing our users about the information we collect and how we use it.

Information Collection and Use
DigsMagazine.com is the sole owner of the information collected on DigsMagazine.com. We use the information collected to tailor our content to suit your needs and to help our advertisers gain a better sense of our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. DigsMagazine.com will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

We collect the following voluntary information:

1. Mailing List: The email addresses submitted to our opt-in mailing list are for the purposes of receiving information from and pertaining to DigsMagazine.com only, and will not be shared with any third party. Subscribers may, of course, opt-out at any time, by simply sending an email to mailinglist@digsmagazine.com with the subject heading UNSUNSCRIBE. Please make certain to send the opt-out request from the same email address with which you originally subscribed.

2. Boards: Users of the site's Boards must register in order to post messages, although registration is not necessary to visit the boards. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address. Information supplied during Boards registration will not be shared with any third party.

3. Polls: DigsMagazine.com occasionally offers interactive polls to users so that users can voice their opinions and see what the DigsMagazine.com audience thinks about various topics. Answers collected through the Polls are NOT identifiable to any particular user.

Certain sections of our website may place a small text file called a cookie on your computer. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the userís computer that contains information about you, the user. All personal information tied to a cookie is information that you have knowingly provided to DigsMagazine.com. Cookies can improve the quality of your visit by "remembering" your past visits (for example, keeping track of which topics youíve already perused on the boards). A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read any other cookie files that may reside on your computer.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in certain sections of our site, including message boards and polls.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.

User Tracking
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. The information that we gather from log files includes: internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of requests for specific files. These statistics are used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are NOT linked to personally identifiable information, except in the case of the boards, where each post by a registered user has its corresponding IP address logged. This information is stored for the purposes of administering the Boards only, and will not be used in any other manner or shared with any third party.

You can browse our site without entering any personal information and therefore remain anonymous during your visit.

Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by several third-party advertising networks. Information about a userís visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not user name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on this site. Please visit the links below for more information about specific privacy policies:

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DigsMagazine.com also offers commercial services with outside companies such as amazon.com and other respected retailers and service providers. Your only contact with these companies will occur if you click on a banner or link and are redirected to their site (which we hope you'll do to keep DigsMagazine.com free and minimize our need for advertising). You will be subject to their individual privacy policies once leaving our site.

Any changes that may occur in our privacy policy will be posted here in this privacy statement, which we urge you to review from time to time to ensure you stay informed.

last updated: 5 february 2002

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